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Talking to your straight/relaxed hair friends about hair and they think all you have to do is wake up and go.
Or they will say things like "what are you complaining for don't you just wet it and go?"
-__- sometimes yes most of the time no no i don't.
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Why would going un-CG be any less time consuming though? Wouldn't you still have to wash, detangle and apply product? Or do you mean the heat styling aspect? I guess if you were to straighten your hair you could go days without washing. But for me that wold be tricky. It would still get messed up when I exercise. . . I bet you look gorgeous and get tons of compliments though. However I also bet everyone wants to touch your mermaid curls.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Oh, well, I will still be CG ingredients wise. I will mostly co-wash, do the occasional low-poo, and avoid silicones/parafin/beeswax/etc.

What I actually meant was that I might cut down on my routine. My current routine is: co-wash, condition & detangle, scrunch water out, scrunch leave in, apply sealer, plop for 15 mins, scrunch gel in hair. For hair this long and this thick (the perimeter of my ponytail is 6 inches), this routine is a lot of work and it takes hours and hours to dry. I can't even diffuse my hair, diffusing makes my hair look weird, flat, less curly... I dunno why.

Also, because my hair is so long and thick I have to use a lot of product so I have to buy new bottles often. That's expensive. Anyway, when my hair gets too long I might just co-wash & condition and skip the rest... but I don't wanna skip leave in and sealing.... hmmmm.... I'll have to think about my new routine when the time comes.

Btw I don't straighten my hair, that's not what I meant . Last time I straightened my hair was over 4 years ago. I don't think I would ever do that again I want my hair to be super long and retain its natural curl ^^

Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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Anybody have these weird curly cow licks that stick out from the front of your hair? Theyre like unicorn horns popping out of my head!! Curly ones. And nothing holds them down.

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2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

Good for you, aqua_lily! I'm sure you'll figure it out. I can't imagine if I had hair that long and could not diffuse. Well, I guess plopping does the trick. (I have layers too short to plop now. they're by my ears.) Maybe you could get away with conditioner only styling now since your hair is so healthy. That might cut down time.

Latest curly complaint, and it's related to long hair. I've found as time goes on with CG it's like the better you treat your hair the tighter the curls get, resulting in more shrinkage. So it can be impossible to tell whether or not your hair is growing at the rate you want it to because it springs up. I started taking hair nail skin vitamins and I think they're working because I realized I have to shave my legs everyday now. Wasn't the case before. But with my hair it's harder to tell.
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3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Latest curly complaint, and it's related to long hair. I've found as time goes on with CG it's like the better you treat your hair the tighter the curls get, resulting in more shrinkage. So it can be impossible to tell whether or not your hair is growing at the rate you want it to because it springs up. I started taking hair nail skin vitamins and I think they're working because I realized I have to shave my legs everyday now. Wasn't the case before. But with my hair it's harder to tell.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
This is so true, Dusa! I started CG 6 months ago and, when curly, it looks like I haven't gained any length at all! When I straighten it, on the other hand, I can see a significant amount of growth. I too am taking vitamins for growth and my nails and leg hair are driving me nuts. I know my head hair is loving the vitamins as well, but my shrinkage is crazy!!
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


Trying out steaming!
+1 more for the CG and shrinkage!!!
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add me to the shrinkage. I swear my hair hasn't grown in months, but when it's wet or straight it sure has!
fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

People always ask if its my "real" hair, or if its permed or ask if its a wig haha ( i see a few others are getting this to)Which is fine I guess because that's awesome if someone thinks that I'd pay to get my hair.
I hate when people ask if they can straighten my hair "one day." Lol and it actually doesn't bother me if people wanna play with my hair or touch it! It feels kinda good lol. But yes! Usually when people do it they say something like " it's so cool your hair just goes boing" I'm like... ? Haha
And the typical handbagproblems as wel.... hair stuck between handbag and shoulder...
Or hair stuck in zipper of my coat or so...
Originally Posted by Neleke
When my hair was super long, one time I got caught on some stranger walking past me's coat zipper... I was jogging after him with my hair stuck to him, and my brother had to run up and tap him on the shoulder and be like "um, my sister is stuck to your coat..."

Also doorknobs were a big problem whenever my hair was past waist-length :|
And the typical handbagproblems as wel.... hair stuck between handbag and shoulder...
Or hair stuck in zipper of my coat or so...
Originally Posted by Neleke
When my hair was super long, one time I got caught on some stranger walking past me's coat zipper... I was jogging after him with my hair stuck to him, and my brother had to run up and tap him on the shoulder and be like "um, my sister is stuck to your coat..."

Also doorknobs were a big problem whenever my hair was past waist-length :|
Originally Posted by arsanga
Omg my hair gets stuck in the hangers at clothing stores if the racks are packed in tight together. I come out of the store looking like I was running around in the woods!

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3B- Fine/Dense/Normal Porosity/ Normal Elasticity
My curly hair issue du jour:
Fans. Especially fans with those mister attachments that are supposed to help you cool off. Hate. Hate. HATE those godawful things. Why? Why would anyone do that? Its already humid enough that it feels Im swimming tru the air and ye had to go and mist me with a fan?!! I have to watch myself going to any outdoor restaurant/lounge. Stay away from the fan and the mist. And carry ponytails and bobbypins in every conceivable crevice lmao
2C-3A MBL
Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity

High humidity/high dews, so no to humectants
Current products: SM C&S and YTCukes 'poo, AOHR,
HEHH, LALPS. GF anti humidity hairspray.
Hair loves: protein, scrunching, plopping
Hates: leave-in, raking, aloe, pixie curling



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#curlyhairissues
Talking to your straight/relaxed hair friends about hair and they think all you have to do is wake up and go.
Or they will say things like "what are you complaining for don't you just wet it and go?"
-__- sometimes yes most of the time no no i don't.
Originally Posted by Always@night
Compared to when I spent all day waiting for my hair to dry so I could spend another 3 hours flat ironing it and then spent an additional 20 minutes touching it up everyday and then avoiding rain, physical activity, etc. I DO wet it and go.

Maybe I'm the curly culprit who's very happy to sing about how easy my hair is now. It's not easier than being naturally straight, but it's certainly easier than making my hair straight.
another curly gripe: forgetting a step in your routine...

Normally I shampoo (sulfatefree), conditioner with a light conditioner, condition with a heavier conditioner and then put in gel or a mousse. Sometimes I also use a leave-in.
Then I typically plop and diffuse.

Today I wanted to:
- sugarscrub: done
- shampoo: done
- light conditioner: done
- heavy conditioner: done
- ACVrinse: I had a bottle in the shower with a diluted ACVmix, and although it was standing right next to my conditioner, I forgot it...
- apply 2 sort of leave-in: done
- apply 2 sorts of gel: done

So I forgot my ACV-water mix and I only noticed it after my hair was already in plopping modus .
Would I still be able to use that rinse the day after tomorrow after I go for a swim? Or would it be better to just make a new mix?
Would it be a good idea to ACVrinse after a swim anyway?
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My gripe- I wish my hair would curl more! It's been pretty decent lately, today a little flat though, but sometimes, especially in the back it is just weird bends.

My 11 year old daughter gripes about everyone touching her hair and making it frizzy (see mine isn't special enough to make people want to touch...). Also the tangles. She has straightened it twice (at friends' houses) and loves how easy it is to run through it the next morning. But then my gripe is how people keep telling her how nice it looks straight (including my mother in law). I wish they wouldn't do that because we are not straightening it every day so we need to encourage her to like it curly!

My 14 year old daughter would have no gripes, except for maybe some light canopy frizz. But she is one that can get up and spritz it a little and be ready to go with big fat ringlets. So why would she gripe, right?

I have to admit I can't stand to see my girls' hair straightened.
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So today I took my cousin to the store. She's 12. We were in Sally's and then we walked past a bunch of flat irons. And my cousin goes, "Ooo, straightener." And I looked it and said, "Well, don't get that one, babe. That's a piece of crap. If you want a good one I can take you to Ulta." And then I asked, "Well, why would want to straighten your hair anyways? It's mostly straight." (Even with her new shoulder length cut and layering she's at most only a 1B/1C.) And she said, "Oh, I don't want it for me, I want it for my friend."

So I said, "Your friend, eh? Why does she need a straightener?" And my cousin said, "She's got curly hair. But not like you. It's very messy and it annoys me." So at this point I'm suddenly having junior high flashbacks and feeling so sorry for the poor girl and I said, "Well, straightening it isn't gonna make it any better. If she does that all the time it will damage her hair. And then when she goes to wear it curly again it won't curl but it'll get very big and very frizzy. Like a clown." And my cousin's brow puckered and she said, "I guess. . . but her hair already looks like that anyways." So I said, "Look, I'll bet your friend has very nice hair but she uses shampoo. Shampoo for curly girls is the devil. Please be sure that you tell her. If she's going to use it tell her to use it no more than once a week, and the rest of the time wash her hair with conditioner. Also tell her that if she can get a sulfate free shampoo it'll be even better. And tell her to google something called the curly girl method. . . "

When I started in on the evils of sulfates and silicones my poor cousin started to look confused/bored so I decided to stop rambling. I don't know. . . did I handle the situation okay? How do you convery to someone with straight hair how tricky it can be to have curly hair? How do you get them to empathize? I hate the idea of my otherwise lovely little cousin being "annoyed" by her friend's hair and giving said friend a cheap Sally's GVP straightener to "fix" it. Oh, well.
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3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG


Last edited by dusalocks; 06-02-2013 at 11:52 PM.
She night very well pass on " my cousin said you should look up the curly girl method" that would be good. I think the only thing I would have added was "you can't fix everything YOU find annoying but you could find a way to help your friend learn to take care of her curly hair. That would be kind."
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